Can You Indulge Your Chocolate Cravings AND Lose Weight?

I know, I know, you MUST have chocolate! Hey, I LOVE IT TOO!

Chocolate IS delicious. It relieves our stressful times. It makes us feel better. It has even more benefits that are rooted in antioxidant polyphenols which can improve blood pressure, and also help lower cholesterol levels and blood sugar.

What isn’t there to like?

Is there a way to have our cake (chocolate cake, of course!) AND eat it too?! Can you indulge your chocolate cravings AND lose weight?

In one word…

Yes! But wait…

It actually isn’t the chocolate that has the benefits but the cocoa (also cacao). And the only problem with that is that cocoa by itself does NOT taste good. And it gets worse! To turn it into chocolate; milk, sugar and butter get added which tastes awesome, but they aren’t going to help us lose weight!

Healthy, Bitter Tasting Cocoa

Healthy, Bitter Tasting Cocoa

There was a recent study by Dr. Beatrice A. Golomb where healthy individuals who exercise and also eat chocolate regularly tend to have a lower body mass index than those who eat chocolate less often.

Whoa! Doesn’t that blow your mind?!

Dr. Golomb said, “It’s not the case that eating the largest amount of chocolate is beneficial; it’s that eating it more often was favorable. If you eat 10 pounds of chocolate a day, that’s not going to be a favorable thing.”

Too bad, huh? 10 pounds of chocolate sounds like a dream!

Well, if our goal is to lose weight, we need to stay away from all those calories that come with that 10 pounds of yummy chocolate.

The trick is to get all the benefits of the cocoa while enjoying the pleasurable chocolaty taste and not adding bulge!

How in the world do we do that?

How Do You Get The Benefits of Cocoa With the Chocolaty Taste?

You would think that with all the science, research and technology of today there would be something to help us with our dilemma! We aren’t asking for the world, we just want to indulge our chocolate cravings and lose some weight at the same time! I’ve got some good news, I found the answer!

Back in early 2011, I discovered Shakeology and it turned out to be EXACTLY what we are hoping it to be, a MAGIC BULLET! Shakeology is called “The Healthiest Meal of the Day” and it lives up to it’s name.

Here’s the kicker. Not only is it healthy, but it has that chocolaty taste AND it is designed to help you LOSE WEIGHT!

It’s hard to believe, but it’s true!

Here is a real life experience from Janice, a mother of 3. She loves Chocolate Shakeology, has it daily and has lost 33 pounds!

An Amazing Success Story, But What About You?

I’m happy to say that I’ve been drinking yummy Chocolate Shakeology shakes and exercising daily and I can feel and see the difference in my body!

We now know for sure that we CAN indulge our chocolate cravings AND lose weight with Shakeology!

The only question that remains is, “Have you tried Shakeology yet? Tell me all about it in the comments below.

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10 comments… add one
  • xgruwerpmb@gmail.com December 31, 2012, 9:19 am

    Hello, just wanted to tell you, I loved this article. It was practical. Keep on posting!

    Reply
    • Lee Graves December 31, 2012, 9:46 am

      It’s always nice to hear positive feedback! Let me know how intermittent fasting goes for you!

      Reply
  • Rachel B @ Busy Mama Fitness January 23, 2013, 2:31 pm

    I have read that about chocolate in a few places and I’m all for it! And chocolate ShakeO definitely rocks my world and makes staying on track with diet way easier!

    Reply
    • Lee Graves January 23, 2013, 4:53 pm

      Me too! Nice to hear that Chocolate Shakeology is helping you!

      Reply
  • Jana Upper90 Fitness January 24, 2013, 12:52 pm

    Definitely like Chocolate Shakeology, but probably like Tropical better…however, that said perhaps I should not overlook the benefits of the chocolate!

    Reply
    • Lee Graves January 28, 2013, 10:48 pm

      Tropical Strawberry is pretty good. My favorite is adding watermelon! Have you tried that yet?

      Reply
  • Rick Repin January 27, 2013, 12:58 pm

    Awesome!!! I am also a chocoaholic so chocolate shakeology is perfect for me!! And I lose weight to boot!! What is wrong with this picture?? Absolutely nothing I say!! Keep up the good work!

    Reply
    • Lee Graves January 28, 2013, 10:49 pm

      It really is the best of both worlds, isn’t it?! And adding a little peanut butter makes it even better! Chocolate and peanut butter, they just go together!

      Reply
  • Paul M @ DBIW Fitness January 30, 2013, 8:57 am

    Lee,

    Do you ever add PB2 to your chocolate Shakeology? Delicious!

    Reply
    • Lee Graves January 30, 2013, 9:12 am

      Oh, yes I did! It IS delicious and less calories than peanut butter!

      Reply

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